Certification, Six Sigma Black Belt
Benjamin Hannas joined Advanced Energy in 2005 as a data analyst for the Applied Building Science team. He is responsible for data and statistical management, which includes evaluating internal information, analyzing outsourced data strategies and developing practical tools using theoretical mathematical models. Hannas provides quality improvement techniques internally and externally, modifying current procedures to increase efficiency and decrease error.
MY PHILOSOPHY ON ENERGY EFFICIENCY
Energy efficiency is an optimization routine based on various costs. There are obvious costs, like time and money, and there are not so obvious costs, like the environment and health. In a narrow view, this optimization routine of energy efficiency is run on specific end points, such as housing or cars or production processes, but ideally we would take a more universal approach. In life, everything is connected. We need to step back and look at the interdependencies of our society. How is the quality of our food connected to how well we build a car? How is the air in our homes affecting government spending? How does improving the energy efficiency of one home change the course of human history? These are big questions. We have to start somewhere.
Master of Science, Applied Mathematics, North Carolina State University